0845 3000 247
+44 (0)1539 531258


These holidays support
the conservation of nature
in the Carpathians
through the work
of the Association
of Eco-tourism in Romania


DATES


DAILY DEPARTURES
5 Days / 4 Nights

Fully escorted tour
for individuals of small groups
from £ 725.00 per person
including flights


HIGHLIGHTS


Wildlife Watching in the
Piatra Craiului Mountains
in the region of Sinca
and Zarnesti

Animals living in this region
include
Brown Bear
Grey Wolf
Lynx
Wild CatRed Deer
Roe Deer
Foxes

and a wide diversity
or bird species


FLIGHTS


Recommended Flight Schedule

British Airways
Heathrow 09:45 – Bucharest 15:00; Bucharest 15:00 - Heathrow 17:15

Times are local and are subject to change; 2 hour time difference - UK & Romania

Alternative quality airlines include
Swiss, Austrian, Lufthansa or KLM
Regional departures on request


Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Wildlife Holidays in the Carpathians - 5 days from £ 725.00 per person


Nobody can ever guarantee you will see large carnivores such as Brown Bears, Wolves or even Lynx
for they are rare, shy animals living in mountain forests. However,with these holidays we take you deep
into the home of the largest populations of these creatures in Europe
For environmental reasons, the size of the group is restricted to max. 8 people.

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The scenic Romanian Carpathians are perfect home for all large mammals of Europe except elk. The contiguous forests create an unforgettable experience for those interested in seeing bears, red deer, roe deer, wild boar and other large mammals exhibiting their natural behaviour in their natural habitat. If you want to have an adventurous and authentic holiday, join us for the Carpathian Safari.

The itinerary presented below is just an example of a wide variety of wildlife watching activities possible to undertake in the Carpathians.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the guesthouse

We welcome you at the airport on arrival. Transfer to Zarnesti (2900 feet) by minibus (8+1) or car.
We recommend not staying up too late, as next morning we have an early start.







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Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the guesthouse

We welcome you at the airport on arrival. Transfer to Zarnesti (2900 feet) by minibus (8+1) or car.
We recommend not staying up too late, as next morning we have an early start.

Day 2: Wildlife observations

We leave at 4.30 am by car to Sinca area to observe wildlife. Together with the game warden, who has 14 years of experience in this field, we will walk slowly in the area looking for bears (sometimes even in winter, when the bears would normally hibernate), red deer, roe deer, foxes, wild cats, owls, buzzards, woodpeckers etc. The early departure is to enable us to track the nocturnal animals before they go to sleep, which in mid-summer is around 9.30 am. Chances of seeing animals: 70-90%.
We walk back to the car and stop for a picnic in this magnificent valley.

Optional no extra cost: In the afternoon we offer a guided visit to a shepherd camp in the Sinca area and a walk in this beautiful forest. The guide will explain about the co-existence with large carnivores and traditional flock protection techniques. We will taste locally produced cheese with onions, as well as polenta and plum brandy. We’ll have dinner back at the guesthouse.
Again we’ll have an early start the next morning!

Day 3: Wildlife observations

Wildlife observations: similar to day 2.
Optional no extra cost: We drive from Zarnesti to Bran village, where we visit the historic Bran Castle - in some respects the archetypal Transylvanian fortress. The guide will explain also about the differences in the development of two valleys very close as location, but very different from the economic point of view. Strong emphasis on the history of the area, especially how local life was shaped by the attacks of the Tartars and Turks starting in the 1300s. From Bran we drive to Brasov, where we visit the 770 year old town. In the evening we have some free time for shopping and exploring the pedestrian part of Brasov. We’ll have dinner back at the guesthouse.
Don’t forget to not stay up too late, as next morning we have an early start, too.


Day 4: Wildlife observations

Wildlife observations: similar to day 2.
Optional no extra cost: In the afternoon we take a gentle walk in a lovely meadow leading up to a shrine in a cave not far from Zarnesti. The guide will trace the origin of this shrine back to the 1300s and also explain the agricultural traditions and the impact of technological progress on the local life.
Difficulty: Easy/Medium.
Instead of the normal three-course dinner, we will have a barbeque around a campfire.

Day 5: Transfer to the airport and departure




These tours are available to individuals, families or small groups. Price is subject to group size (see below). For environmental reasons we accept no more than 8 people on any particular wildlife observations tour
Bran Castle
YOUR HOLIDAY PRICES INCLUDE
  • Return Flights from United Kingdom to Bucharest (see below)
  • Airport Taxes and Passenger Facility Charges
  • Transfers and local transport by car or minibus
  • Accommodation in comfortable local guesthouse in Zarnesti
  • Full-board including barbecue
  • Professional English-speaking local guide and wildlife warden
  • Hide and photograph fees and taxes
  • All applicable museum entrance fees


    Prices are based on normal availability for British Airwaysscheduled departures from London to Bucharest;
    Discounts of up to £ 40.00 may be available on selected departures for indirect flights with other airlines
    Regional departures and alternative airlines may be available on request
    Flight tickets are issued on receipt of your deposit to secure your price. They are fixed dated and non-refundable.
    Travel Insurance is highly recommended
    Additional nights can be added in Bucharest or Brasov, or your holiday may be extended to include other regions of Romania

    These holidays are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority.
    Our ATOL number is ATOL 3319.
    ATOL protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.


HOLIDAY PRICE FOR 2006:
>Tour
Airline
Dates
Group Size
Adult
SingleSupp.
>Big Bad Wolf - 5 days / 4 nights
British Airways
Daily
1-3
765.00
25.00
>Big Bad Wolf - 5 days / 4 nights
British Airways
Daily
4-8
725.00
25.00

Adult Prices are per person per night sharing a double room in £ Sterling (GBP)
Additional nights can be added in Brasov or Bucharest at the end or at the beginning of the tour

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Tel. +44 (0)1539 531258 or UK local rate: 0845 3000 247; Email. travel@beyondtheforest.com

ATOL 3319 - IATA 91267691


The air holidays and flights shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL nrmber is ATOL 3319.
ATOL protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.
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